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Top 10 Reasons to Travel China on a Motorbike

Long time readers know that one of my favorite parts of living and teaching English in Thailand was having my own motorbike (read: scooter) to roam around on. Having my […]

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10 Disappearing Tourist Sites: Go Now Or Never?

The ethical debate of whether tourism helps or hinders a community/country is one with no winner. Globalization has made it so easy for people to hop on a plane/train/ship and […]

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Faces of Asia

A photo captures the moments so often lost to memory. When I leave the house for anything out of the ordinary, I feel lost without my camera strapped to my […]

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Off the Beaten Track in China

It’s time for another guest post! Every now and again, I publish stories from fellow travel addicts. Their tales will be about something they’ve learned, or something they’ve taught, while […]

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Why I Hate Cooking

I just remembered another reason why I never cooked in The States before: 1. It’s expensive. In China, I attempted to cook most of my meals when I thought the […]

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What to Pack for Asia: 6 Essential Items

One of the reasons we travel is to experience other cultures. We’re prepared to see how the locals live, what kinds of food they eat and how, where they shop […]

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Stuck on a Plane in China

I’ve been staring out the oval window of my Korean Air jet for the past three hours. We’ve boarded, watched the safety video, had our first meal, coffee served. But […]

Back With My Ex: Thailand

Since I got back together with my ex, Thailand, things have been going quite smoothly. We’re happy now. Well, I’m happy now. Mr. Land o’ Smiles is always happy. It’s […]

Goodbye, Acne. Goodbye, China.

I just gave up the only job I’m probably ever going to have that requires me to work less than 20 hours a week, only eight months a year, and […]

The Traveler’s Itch: Next Stop, India.

It’s been years since I first experienced it. My first overseas trip was for a study abroad opportunity in college. I went to Oviedo, Spain (in Asturias, near the northern […]

Charades in Zhaoqing, China

I should have played Charades more often when I was young, but back then, I couldn’t have known how useful the art of body language can be when traveling the […]

Peeing in Public: China’s Dirty Streets

I gasped when I rode by the adult woman squatting, her bare ass facing the road, her gaze upon the green fields out yonder. I pedaled my red, gearless, child-size […]

Baiyun Shan: White Cloud Mountain

When asked about the famous sites near Guangzhou, my students almost always reply, “Baiyun Shan. A mountain in middle of city!” (We’re working on filling in the blanks of that […]

Haizhu Square: Guangzhou’s Best Kept Secret

You never know what you might find on a stroll through Haizhu Square. I’ve been there five times already, in my three months of being in China, and though each […]

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